Adapting to a changing climate

Working in partnership to make Herefordshire resilient to a changing climate

The warming climate will affect us all. The local impacts for Herefordshire include more intense and frequent extreme weather events such as flooding, heatwaves and storms. Even if all emissions stopped today, we have to adapt to the one degree warming that's already happened and the changes this will bring.

Holmer Primary School Hereford in floods Feb 2020

Holmer Primary School, Hereford in the floods February 2020.

We have worked with Sustainability West Midlands and partners to produce:

The Climate change adaptation plan includes a Climate Change Risk Assessment, summarising the risks and opportunities that climate change presents in Herefordshire.

It also outlines how Herefordshire can prepare for climate change, and provides a series of recommendations for consideration by decision makers in Herefordshire, to ensure that the county's natural environment, people, infrastructure, buildings and businesses are prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Watch our webinar for a summary of what we've done so far, and next steps.

For more information on making your own preparations for possible flooding, please see our flooding pages.

Contact us with your climate change feedback

We're keen to hear your ideas for reducing emissions or other ways to help get the council and county to net zero. Please email us your suggestions:

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